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Falklands' fisheries contribute an additional £6 million to Islands' budget

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It's budget time in the Falkland Islands and fishing again has boosted the government coffers this year with more than £6 million above that originally budgeted, according to the Penguin News. Read full article

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  • Skip

    An embarrassment of riches.

    Do the Falkland Islanders have a sovereign wealth fund?

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    No yet, but my understanding is that they are going to be working on the lines of Norways

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret

    #1 & 2

    I saw what you both did there.

    A sovereign fund,......... opps... there's that trigger word again.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Bahahahaha

    Indeed!

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    If they did set up a sovereign wealth fund you can bet the Argentine government would make every effort to confiscate it.

    A good investment would be to buy River Plate or Boca Juniors - purely for its amusement value.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Tails of a “glorious” pirate era. Now only have left Argentine fish in the Malvinas Argentinas Islands. It is going to end.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @6 John Falkland
    Tell us more!

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    UK will use these revenues to increase the military Budget.
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    Meanwhile:

    NHS death rate is one of worst in the West.
    Death rates in NHS hospitals are among the highest in the western world, shock figures revealed yesterday.

    British patients were found to be almost 50 per cent more likely to die from poor care than those in America.

    They have five times the chance of dying from pneumonia and twice the chance of being killed by blood poisoning.

    Experts say that, despite recent improvements, NHS death rates still outstrip those in many other European countries.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2418250/NHS-death-rate-worst-West-Patients-50-likely-die-neglect-US-says-study.html#ixzz3YbZSNM6G
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2418250/NHS-death-rate-worst-West-Patients-50-likely-die-neglect-US-says-study.html#ixzz3YbZSNM6G

    The NHS’s medical director will spell out the failings of 14 trusts in England, which between them have been responsible for up to 13,000 “excess deaths” since 2005.

    Prof Sir Bruce Keogh will describe how each hospital let its patients down badly through poor care, medical errors and failures of management, and will show that the scandal of Stafford Hospital, where up to 1,200 patients died needlessly, was not a one-off.
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    But,…. But,…. “A man,…. We have an Empire….we won the WAR ... Didn´t we?.”

    :))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    .....and yet life expectancy in the UK is still over 5 years more than Argentina.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    9@Idlehands:

    You are spot on ……. UK don´t have any resemblance with Continental Europe, is playing in another división …. After decades of decadence the UK can only be compared, positively, with Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, India, etc

    You are right...... :))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Err.....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    11@Idlehand:

    Errr ........ That is what I said:

    “UK don´t have any resemblance with Continental Europe, is playing in another división …. After decades of decadence the UK can only be compared, positively, with Pakistan, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, India, etc”
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    Scotland has one of the lowest life expectancy levels in the EU, according to new figures from the Scottish government
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-12898723
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    Whether it is deaths from cirrhosis, drug abuse, lung cancer, murder or suicide, Glasgow's mortality rates are easily the highest in Britain, and among the highest in Europe. Life expectancy at birth in Glasgow is the lowest in the UK – more than six years below the national average for Glaswegian men (71.6 years, compared with a UK average of 78.2 years), and more than four years below average for Glasgow's women (78 years, compared with the UK average of 82.3). And because Glasgow is home to more than 10% of Scotland's total population, with nearly 600,000 people in the city itself, and more than a million in the greater Glasgow area, Glasgow's problems are very much Scotland's problems.

    “It's a human tragedy on a massive scale,” says Gerry McCartney, an epidemiologist at NHS Scotland. His colleague, David Walsh, a lead researcher at Glasgow Centre for Population Health adds: “You are talking about thousands of people dying before their time.”
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-12898723
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    You are right...... :))

    But,…. But,…. “A man,…. We have an Empire….we won the WAR ... Didn´t we?.”

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @12 Viriato1
    Using the wealth of resources in the vast, VAST, VAST British territories of land and sea in the S. Atlantic/Antarctic, to pay for more and better missiles to point at Argentina is virtuous to say the least.

    The UK certainly compares favourably with the description of Argentina given here, by some posters who live there.

    Positively the land of milk and honey.

    With an Empire in the S. Atlantic/Antarctic.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6. What's going to end? Have you managed to construct new hi-tech canoes? Do you have a fleet of stealthy hang-gliders?
    @8, 10. I don't think you understand the courage of the British people. Just as in the days of the Empire, when valiant British sailors and soldiers fought against impossible odds (see Ladysmith, Mafeking, Rorke's Drift, Trafalgar), ordinary British people continue to die for their country. They would like to be saved but, hey, everyone dies sometime. See there's the difference between Britain and latam. Guts and gutless.

    Here's a thought you should carry with you. In 1982, the U.S. Navy said that it was impossible, that's the word they used, impossible for Britain to take the Falkland Islands. Britain, initially, deployed 1/4 of the number of combat aircraft as argieland. Eventually, that changes to 1/3. Careful research shows that Britain landed fewer combat troops than argieland had in place. Here are a couple of important questions to which you 'may' know the answers. Who surrendered? Who won the war?

    Shall I carry on? Whose economy is in better shape? Can you compare inflation rates? Who loses at the WTO? Who has most court judgments AGAINST them? Who has the biggest debts that it refuses to pay? Who provides the least social care for the REAL owners of the country?

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    Congratulations....... for your nice military parades .....:))

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    Meanwhile:

    Sudden Fall In Female Life Expectancy In The UK - Among Worst In West Europe

    http://www.pigminenews.com/pages/video/u4WDqGbXgjg
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    encourage you to follow your politics…. You are making a terrible good job.

    Meanwhile the rest of Europe (and the World) is laughing of you.

    A country that cannot afford to give a humanitarian and dignified life, in their last days. to their oldies but instead prefer to play the Rule Britannia game is pathetic at the most. (and the World know it)

    But,..... I encourage you to follow...... Get it?

    It is just good fun ...... :)))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @ 15 Viriato1
    Your concern for our wellbeing is very, very touching, but quite unnecessary.

    Given the complete mess your country (I presume you’re an Argy) is in, you will understand why we will follow our own advice.

    Missiles – Argentina = WOOOSSSSSHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    BANG!!!!

    Much better than buying some scanner or other for the Dribleys, eh.

    With no military value whatsoever.

    Not going to kill many Argys with one of them, unless perchance it happens to fall on one.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    16@Pugol:

    Your concern for our wellbeing is very, very touching, but quite unnecessary.
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    Not at all .....I doing just for fun....... It amuse me how quickly your country has fall to be a messy p**-hole....... and i just wanted to share the fun.

    Confratulations for your military parades.... UK is number one in Europe:
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    www.fpa.org.uk/factsheets/teenage-pregnancy

    Teenage birth is often associated with poverty and social issues: such as alcohol and drugs abuse.

    The UK has the highest percentage of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe

    The UK has the highest teenage birth and abortion rates in Western Europe(1,2). Rates of teenage births are five times those in the Netherlands, double those in France and more than twice those in Germany
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    Your empire your priorities… right?...... :))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    NABO VIRIATO

    What does all your horseshit have to do with Falklands fisheries output?

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    You are spot on.

    Everyone has different priorities...... congratulations:
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    Dying of the cold: a very British disease.

    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/03/dying-of-the-cold-a-very-british-disease/

    “The Norwegians can joke about the British because there, people don't really die of the cold. In Britain, we do of cold and poverty.”Every winter in the UK, 25,000-30,000 people die in fuel poverty”.
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    But,…. But,…. “A man,…. We have an Empire….we won the WAR ... Don´t we?.”

    :)))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I hope the monitor will make some effort to rid us of this idiot VIRIATO1 who is posting rubbish on all the current threads. His comments have nothing to do with the matters being discussed and affects our ability to debate properly.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Viriato1 - sorry but you are quoting BULLSHIT when you try to claim that 25,000-30,000 die in UK every winter because of lack of heating etc and the cold.
    A few do - that fall through the welfare net I would not deny.but we are talkign a handfull spread over the 64 million no more!
    Come on quote me the figures area by area and month by month please?

    If youy cannot - then shut up and go and grow up.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Falklands' fisheries contribute an additional £6 million to Islands' budget”
    lol
    all this noise for...6 million pounds???
    LOL.

    you cannot even buy my house in shan ishidro with 6 million pounds.

    what a sad, pathetic and poor bunch of benny-hillbillies.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    You are spot on.

    Everyone has different priorities...... congratulations:
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    Dying of the cold: a very British disease.

    http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/03/dying-of-the-cold-a-very-british-disease/

    “The Norwegians can joke about the British because there, people don't really die of the cold. In Britain, we do of cold and poverty.”Every winter in the UK, 25,000-30,000 people die in fuel poverty”.
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    But,…. But,…. “A man,…. We have an Empire….we won the WAR ... Don´t we?.”

    :)))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #23
    A MAN ......what does that mean ?
    We have an Empire... news to me.... can you tell me where it is ?
    we won the WAR.....of course we did as you well know.
    There is a cemetery in the Falklands with some Argentinian dead interred there thanks to your pig ignorant and arrogant leaders who thought they could win.

    In case you have forgotten, your troops surrendered ignominiously on the
    14 June 1982. We won decisively. Try to keep up with current affairs.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Hmmm... we get double money for Argentinian fish that we catch and then there is all that Argentinian squid we caught and stole! Now we are stealing their oil, excellent! Our income is TREBLE the average income in Argyland. We only need 1 policeman for 3000 residents, there is no crime, you can leave your car unlocked, your home unlocked.

    Toby (Mr Vitriol) you can spread your lies and we just laugh, you are a first class twat.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @22 paulcedron
    That is 6 million Pounds Sterling they are talking about, not Argy Pesos.

    You can probably buy vast, VAST swathes of Argentina for that amount of hard cash!

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    “Falklands' fisheries contribute an additional £6 million to Islands' budget”
    lol
    all this noise for...6 million pounds???

    WELL,
    that's 6 million more than the argies have, and six million less for CFK to steal,

    up the Falkland's,

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @22 Good grief, if you think your house in San Isidro is worth over US$9 million (and we all know you are lying) you should grab a buyer quick. You know values are tumbling down to give-away prices in the near future. Quick. Quick.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @15. Cowards always bluster.
    @17. Yeah but, like argieland, France, Germany and Netherlands just bury their mistakes. What a shame argieland doesn't bury more.
    @19. But......“A transexual,…. We have an shitty cesspit….we've never won anything ... Because we're cunts, Aren´t we?.”
    Indeed you are. Got enough bottle to get in a canoe and paddle across to where we can kill you? Want another try? Four hundred trillion rounds of ammunition. Four hundred million missiles. Four million bombs. Can you pick your 'special' day when you will rise into the heavens?
    @22. Ever tried a ratio? £6,000,000 for 3,000 is like £80 trillion for little incompetent argieland. Funny, eh, prick?
    @23. Repetition is a sign of having no brain. Still, shit doesn't have a brain. Keep it up, shitpot. Cowards always try harder. Argies are always cowards.

    .

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I hope the monitor will make some effort to rid us of this idiot VIRIATO1 who is posting rubbish on all the current threads. His comments have nothing to do with the matters being discussed and affects our ability to debate properly.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    lol elaina
    and what can you know about real state in shani?
    have you ever been here?
    no?
    when was the last time you left pork stanley?
    never?

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    29 Conqueror

    “@15. Cowards always bluster.
    @17. Yeah but, like argieland, France, Germany and Netherlands just bury their mistakes. What a shame argieland doesn't bury more.
    @19. But......“A transexual,…. We have an shitty cesspit….we've never won anything ... Because we're cunts, Aren´t we?.”
    Indeed you are. Got enough bottle to get in a canoe and paddle across to where we can kill you? Want another try? Four hundred trillion rounds of ammunition. Four hundred million missiles. Four million bombs. Can you pick your 'special' day when you will rise into the heavens?
    @22. Ever tried a ratio? £6,000,000 for 3,000 is like £80 trillion for little incompetent argieland. Funny, eh, prick?
    @23. Repetition is a sign of having no brain. Still, shit doesn't have a brain. Keep it up, shitpot. Cowards always try harder. Argies are always cowards.”
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    I bet that my Comment will be removed by the editor...... I bet that your insults follow the editorial line in a better way that my facts....... :))

    It looks like a fair play is not a British path......Hardly a surprise there....... :))

    About cowardice: UK is again number one in the World,.... you, my dear ignorant man, should know your own history..... because never in history has been a biggest example of cowardice as the surrender of near a half a million British soldiers (many without firing a single bullet) to the Japanese forces: In Singapore ..... the Japanese were so distressed and ashamed by the British cowardice that is well known that they used many of the British prisoners as geishas,…. As the Japanese thought that the British soldiersshould be better as women than they have been as men….. Read about it…..:))

    :))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @31 Glad you find my posts so amusing, you need something positive in your miserable life.

    Never been to Port Stanley. I had pointed this out to you on numerous occasions but you are kinda slow.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Vira - still waiting for my answer - but I guess you are feeble like Paulie - you just ignore and run from relaity!

    Paulie- do you know what is so funny about fisheries? FIG satellite tracks all our licensed vessels and if it ses them popping over the lin e and fishing illegally in Arg waters - that ship then usually gets that part of its catch confiscated when they come back to Stanley.
    that fish then is there for Argentian to come and collect - or FIG can sell ti and credit the money to Argentina - but guess what - when our Fisheries send the info to yours - ours never receive a reply because we apparently do not exist! - so guess what - FIG usually ends up keeping the money! You are such a kind and generous lot!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    Comment removed by the editor.

    I bet that your insults follow the editorial line in a better way that my facts....... :))

    It looks like a fair play is not a British path......Hardly a surprise there.......It is the only way they can win....... Poor chaps, ...... :)))

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @35 Paranoid?

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    36Elaine:

    I am not looking for your weird stuff… Thanks for your offer…. But I am not interested.

    :((

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    19 Viriato1
    Not one individual is reported as actually dying of hypothermia if you bother to read the article.
    'The cold killed 31,000 people last winter - a rise of 29% compared with the previous year.
    The figures follow a bitterly cold start to the year with March being the coldest since 1962.The majority of these deaths were among pensioners - with over-75s accounting for 25,600 winter-related deaths in 2012/13, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.The figures follow a bitterly cold start to the year with March being the coldest since 1962 The cold killed 31,000 people last winter - a rise of 29% compared with the previous year.The majority of these deaths were among pensioners - with over-75s accounting for 25,600 winter-related deaths in 2012/13, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.This March was the coldest since 1962, with an average monthly temperature of just 2.6C (36.7F).“Winter 2012/13 was characterised by a milder than average December, followed by a prolonged period of lower than average temperatures,” the ONS report states.“The number of deaths peaked in the first week of January, which coincided with a peak in rates of influenza-like illness over the Christmas weeks. The mean number of daily deaths was higher than average for a prolonged period between February and April 2013.”the ONS report states. “In common with other countries, in England and Wales more people die in the winter than in the summer,” the report adds.'
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-31000-people-died-2852677
    Meanwhile in the land of milk and honey. Eleven million Argentines, 26.9% of the population live in poverty conditions
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-31000-people-died-2852677
    Argentina's international reserves at a six year record low, and sliding ….
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-31000-people-died-2852677
    Some

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viriato1

    38@Terence:

    No, Terence..... I am not going to have a discussion with you..... It don´t have sense when I can be deleted at any moment.

    You can bet that I could win you with close eyes… or perhaps not… who knows? ..... :))

    I am leaving this forum.... …. It is too boring….. too small.... and only have a line.

    Feel free to believe that I am “Paul” or I don´t know who else… I don´t care.

    I am not going to waste my time in this crappy place, full of stupid people …. A couple of days have been enough.

    I have another places to practice my English.

    I am having good laughs about all of this….:))

    - I am new here (and to be fair: I think is quite a boring forum: too small, low skills, low education) but I have tried for a couple of days….
    - I don´t know anyone here (whatever your stupid assumptions are)…
    - I confront ALL of you in your own language.

    - And you ask help from the editor…..:))

    I am not a victim…. You are the weak victims… what a bunch of losers….. :))
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    PD - You can bet that my Comment will be removed by the editor..... so feel free to say whatever you want..... Don´t be afraid of my answer, my replay will be deleted soon….…. You have the editor in your side ....:)

    What a laugh….. :)))

    ADIOS.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Winning is winning!

    Didn't realise paranoia was weird ElaineB.... you saucy minx you!

    Hahaha just served an Argentinian where I work - he said my accent sounded very Colombian.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    elaina
    “Never been to Port Stanley.”
    as you have said: we all know you are lying.
    and we all know it s the only place where you have been to.
    don´t be so ashamed of that.

    isleter1 neurone
    hope you are glad with that fish.
    we call it alms and charity here.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Vitriol01 left quite quickly with his tail between his legs - I guess La Campora didn't prepare him emotionally ( or intellectually) enough!!

    Vitriol01 - “What a laugh!”

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    38 continued
    Some 60% of Argentine children in urban areas suffer deficit of basic rights
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/26/some-60-of-argentine-children-in-urban-areas-suffer-deficit-of-basic-rights
    Over a third of Argentine population in poverty conditions says food and nutrition report
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/26/some-60-of-argentine-children-in-urban-areas-suffer-deficit-of-basic-rights
    Argentina’s trade surplus shrank 38% in April as imports soar 32%
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/26/some-60-of-argentine-children-in-urban-areas-suffer-deficit-of-basic-rights
    Argentine consumers expect Inflation in the next twelve months to average 31.3%
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/26/some-60-of-argentine-children-in-urban-areas-suffer-deficit-of-basic-rights
    Argentina's central bank is currently losing international reserves at an average of 47,5 million dollars per day or 8 million per hour,
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/26/some-60-of-argentine-children-in-urban-areas-suffer-deficit-of-basic-rights
    Wheat shortage in Argentina has seen bread prices skyrocket; Buenos Aires ton price is double Chicago's
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/26/some-60-of-argentine-children-in-urban-areas-suffer-deficit-of-basic-rights
    Argentine central bank has lost 17% of reserves since the ‘dollar clamp’
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/08/26/some-60-of-argentine-children-in-urban-areas-suffer-deficit-of-basic-rights

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @43 Terence Hill

    Terry,
    It seems you have intimidated poor Vitriol01 so much that he ran away without even trying to argue!!

    @39 Vitriol01
    ”No, Terence..... I am not going to have a discussion with you..... It don´t have sense when I can be deleted at any moment.

    You can bet that I could win you with close eyes… or perhaps not… who knows? ..... :))“

    sure... Vitriol01/Pablo .. !!

    ”What a laugh!”

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @6 John Falkland

    “ It is going to end.”

    What is going to end?

    May 03rd, 2015 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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